Harvesting of Pigeon pea (Tur) done, twice a year. Pigeon pea is harvested in such a way that the stem is cut as far as the legumes are planted on the plant.
After that grains are separated with the help of thresher.
Let the main stem stand. After some time, branches start coming in it and then flowering and fruiting started. After this, we can harvest it again in May-June.
Thus we can get yield twice a year.
Optimum time for the cultivation of Pigeon pea is June. In the month of June, the seeds are put into the field. Its sowing done by direct seeding or also by preparing nursery.
Transplanting the seedling is more beneficial than direct seeding because in direct sowing method, there is a lot of damage to the seed due to continuous rainfall.
The yield is also affected due to lack of favourable environment at the initial stage.
The advantage of transplanted method is that the plant is capable of withstanding weather conditions and the plant can stands firmly.
If the weather changes (cloudy), then a spray is necessary because the caterpillars become active in this weather.
Neem oil should be sprayed before the attack of caterpillar.
Because of the odour of neem oil the caterpillar will not come on the plant so that the crop will be saved from damage.
Crop should not be irrigated after flowering because doing so, will adversely affect the flower and fruit of the plant.